Caroline E. Janney

Caroline E. Janney

Caroline E. Janney is John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia, where she also directs the Nau Center for Civil War History. She is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (2008); Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (2013), which was awarded the Southern Historical Association's Charles Sydnor Award and the Museum of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Award and was an honorable mention for the OAH Avery O. Craven Award; and Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia (2018). She is a past-president of the Society of Civil War Historians and also serves as a coeditor of the University of North Carolina Press's Civil War America series.


  • Calls for Vengeance: Violence in the Wake of Lincoln's Assassination
  • Civil War Veterans: Lessons on Reconciling in the Aftermath of War
  • Reconciling and Reuniting the Nation: How Americans Have Remembered the Civil War
  • Remembering Appomattox: From Reconciliation to Sectional Discord
  • Remembering Lee: Disputes among Virginia's Men and Women over the Lee Monument
  • The Slavery Question: How Ex-Confederates Thought about Their Peculiar Institution
  • Union and Slavery: How Union Veterans Remembered the Civil War
  • Women and the American Civil War
  • Women's Associations and Civil War Memory


"Civil War Scholarship"

A conversation with OAH Distinguished Lecturer Caroline Janney and and former OAH Distinguished Lecturer Peter Carmichael. Recorded by C-SPAN at the OAH Annual Meeting in Atlanta, April 2014.

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